State health agencies lag in hardening email security, researchers say
Email security company Proofpoint said 44% of state health agencies don't have a published configuration of DMARC, a protocol that weeds out malicious messages.
Rhode Island's contact tracing plan sparks privacy concerns
Gov. Gina Raimondo's plan to use a mobile app to track COVID-19 patients' movements and personal encounters has raised objections about data collection.
Esri announces FEMA data-sharing portal for pandemic response
The mapping technology company Esri is encouraging agencies at all levels of government to share data related to pandemic response efforts on the new platform.
NYC used a 'no-code' platform to build its coronavirus portal quickly
Gary Hoberman, CEO of app-design firm Unqork, said New York officials built their portal using visual "Lego blocks," and that other cities may launch similar sites as the pandemic continues.
New York City launches portal to crowdsource COVID-19 information
The city is trying get a better picture of potential coronavirus exposure. "This will all depend on our New Yorkers signing up," CIO Jessica Tisch said.
New maps show Los Angeles residents where to find food during pandemic
After a shelter-in-place emergency order last week, a new website from LA Controller Ron Galperin is designed to help people find supermarkets, farmers markets and meal distribution centers.
As cities respond to coronavirus, data chiefs can play key role
There are a few ways real-time data could be used to assist policymaking and emergency response, says a former Seattle city official.
Amid virus outbreak—and an earthquake—CIOs keep their heads down
As public emergencies arise, state technology officials say they're doing what they can to keep government running smoothly.
Prisons seek tools, guidance for coronavirus response
After an advisory in Texas tipped off facilities to the growing health crisis, many administrators realized they weren't sure how to manage their new tasks.